Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (Spokane, Washington)

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Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Basic information
Location127 E 12th Avenue
Spokane, Washington
 United States
AffiliationEpiscopal Church in the United States of America
RegionEpiscopal Diocese of Spokane
StatusActive
LeadershipRt Rev. James Waggoner, Bishop of the Diocese of Spokane
Very Rev. Bill Ellis, Dean of the Cathedral
Websitehttp://www.stjohns-cathedral.org/
Architectural description
Architect(s)Harold C. Whitehouse
Architectural typeCathedral
Architectural styleGothic Revival
Groundbreaking1925
 
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Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist
Basic information
Location127 E 12th Avenue
Spokane, Washington
 United States
AffiliationEpiscopal Church in the United States of America
RegionEpiscopal Diocese of Spokane
StatusActive
LeadershipRt Rev. James Waggoner, Bishop of the Diocese of Spokane
Very Rev. Bill Ellis, Dean of the Cathedral
Websitehttp://www.stjohns-cathedral.org/
Architectural description
Architect(s)Harold C. Whitehouse
Architectural typeCathedral
Architectural styleGothic Revival
Groundbreaking1925

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane, Washington, is the cathedral church of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane. Construction began in 1925 and was structurally completed in less than a generation under the supervision of founding architect Harold C. Whitehouse of the Spokane firm of Whitehouse & Price. Built entirely of cut stone, the carvings, and the figures in stained glass, include symbols of many faiths. Especially notable are carvings by Ole Sunde of Seattle and by Arcangelo Cascieri and Adio diBaccari of Boston, Mass. The stained glass windows, in classic Gothic style, are the work of the Charles J. Connick firm, and since its closure of the work of Willet Hauser Architectural Glass.

The Cathedral Organ, with over 4,000 pipes, designed, built and installed in 1961 by the Aeolian-Skinner Company to interpret the whole range of organ literature and renovated in 2000 by Marceau & Associates, is so skillfully voiced that even the smallest pipes can be heard in every corner of the building. Recitals are scheduled throughout the year.

Bishop Cross Tower, named to honor the Cathedral's founder, houses a 49-bell carillon, one of only a handful in the Northwest, cast and installed by the English firm of John Taylor & Sons. Carillon concerts are played following Sunday services, at times of religious and civic festivals, and other times as announced. Every July carillonneurs from all over the world come to play weekly concerts. The carillon is best heard from outside on the Cathedral Close (nearby grounds).

The Cathedral is open from 8:30 to 4:30 weekdays (except holidays) and 8:00 to 2:00 on weekends. Tour guides are available 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and for one hour following the principal service on Sundays.

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Coordinates: 47°38′41.72″N 117°24′34.87″W / 47.6449222°N 117.4096861°W / 47.6449222; -117.4096861